Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mother's Day 2009

I had a great Mother's Day this year and yes, it's going to get sappy. But at least I'm posting, right?
What mom doesn't want to sleep in? So, of course that was a great beginning to a very pleasant day. I had a yummy breakfast and then relaxed in the tub.
With Eric, there is always gifts. I didn't realize this about Eric right away. He loves giving gifts and he would probably deny that he loves getting them, but I know he does. I don't think I have ever measured up to his gift-giving abilities. I'm working on it. I hope that by Father's Day I will have the perfect gift for him. He picked out this absolutely adorable blanket and burp cloths for our baby girl and these cute flip-flops for me. Loved it!
Talon gave me a smorgasborg of homemade gifts including a "clean the house" coupon along with a priceless story he wrote and illustrated for me.
And a plant that he thought he was keeping a secret about. He kept saying under his breath, "I can't believe you don't know...", then trailing off trying to not really give it away. I think the cutest thing was that he kept saying that he couldn't wait for Mother's Day. Sometimes I'm such a crappy mom and he still wants to be so good to me. Kids have such boundless love.
We went to church and I loved the talks that were given. I was teary-eyed the whole time. I love hearing grown men get weepy about their mothers. They keep apologizing for being so emotional, but it just warms my heart to see the impact their mothers have had on them.

After church, Eric prepared a delicious steak dinner and I even got the "special" plate.
What is Mother's Day without a chocolate dessert?
And of course, one of the best parts of the day is the card that Eric gives me. From day one in our relationship he has said that he doesn't write cards well, but he has always given me such meaningful and sentimental cards that are treasures to me.
After letting me rest and being mom and dad for a day, this is what happened...thank you Eric for my wonderful day!
I can't mention Mother's Day without talking about my own mother. We celebrated with her on Saturday night at Tuscany and we had such a great time. We were missing Daniel and Rachelle which would have made the siblings complete. We laughed and had such a great time just talking and relaxing.

After dinner we went out to the garden and took a few photos which turned out to be very comical. But, after all of it, I got a great picture of my mom. Isn't she beautiful? And she's single. Anyone have an awesome dad looking for a fabulous woman in his life?
Another nice thing about my mom is that she always gets us cute, hand-picked gifts. Thanks mom!!
I'm so grateful to be a mother and to know that this is what I want in my life. I have a tendency to complain, ummm, kind of a lot. But, I would never change my life. I get stressed, crazy, worried, tired, angry, overwhelmed, lonely and everything else in the challenge of motherhood, but I would never want to be anywhere else or doing anything different. That doesn't mean I don't want time to myself for my other interests but I'm happy that I'm not always wondering if I should be doing something different with my life. Thanks to a wonderful mother who I knew found joy in her role as a mother, I wanted to be just like her. Being a mother is what I have always wanted to do. I had absolutely no idea what it entailed, but it's still worth it.